Details: Published by eight Five Zero publishing. Edited by Simon Johnston, Mark Holt, Hamish Muir and Michael Burke. Limited edition. Publishers slip case containing x7 softcover journals, and one CD-Rom. Each title A4, 16pp, saddle stitch with 8-page wrap-around trace jacket. 335 x 230mm. Printed in colour, paginated. Text in English.
About: The eight issues of Octavo, journal of typography, have acquired cult status. Published between 1986 and 1992, Octavo was an independent self-financed journal limited to a production run of just 3000 units for each of the 8 issues (with the first 7 being print based and the last as a CD Rom). The limited edition boxed set was limited to a run of just 225 units.
"The editors took a modernist stance - each issue was at the cutting edge of what was possible with typesetting, reprographics and print, produced at a time when the industry was transitioning from analogue to digital. The first 6 issues and aspects of the 7th issue were analogue based. Each of the printed issues was 16pp A4 format with 4pp cover and 8pp semi-transparent jacket. The typeface used throughout was Scangraphic Unica." Mark Holt, Editor
(Issue 1 Editorial) "Octavo has evolved from a desire to see an independent publication which acts as a serious forum for the discussion of matters, both contemporary and historical, relating to typographic design. In its eight issues the journal will focus primarily on typography within graphic design, but will also investigate the way in which letterforms are used in the visual arts, poetry, architecture and the environment, as well as looking at broader matters such as design education."
Condition almost like new: with minimal signs of trace ware on the presentation box.
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